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Arizona Bark Scorpion Facts & Information

Protect your home or business from Arizona bark scorpions by learning techniques for identification and control.

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Centruroides sculpturatus
Light brown to brownish yellow
Dark, lengthwise bands
Elongated & thin pincers


How do I get rid of Arizona bark scorpions?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Behavior, Diet & Habits

Understanding Arizona Bark Scorpions


  • Size: This scorpion species grows up to 7 cm, or 3" long.

  • Color: Light brown to brownish yellow in color, with dark lengthwise bands.

  • Pincers: Their pincers are elongated and thin, unlike other scorpions that have thick, lobster-like pedipalps.

  • Tail: Their tail is also slender and yellow to light brown in color.


The feeding habits are similar to that of other scorpions. The Arizona bark scorpion prefers to hide and will cling to almost anything. It is nocturnal and feeds on crickets and other insects that happen to pass by its burrow.


These scorpions prefer to dwell in areas that can support insects, and other small prey species. These areas must also have sufficient amounts of moisture and humidity.

Geographic Range

The Arizona bark scorpion can be found in the Southwestern U.S. It is especially widespread in most parts of Arizona. Small populations of this scorpion have been observed in southeastern California and southern Utah. They can also be found throughout the Baja Peninsula and western Mexico.

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